W. G. SCHNEIDER.
APPLICATION HLED 1AN.2.|914.
Patented J an. 16, 1917.
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WILLIAM G. SCHNEIDER, OF NEVJ' YORK, N. Y., ASSIGNOR TO "WILBUR A. COGHRANE, 01* SEA CLIFF, LONG ISLAND, NEW' YORK.
Specification of Letters Patent.
Patented J an. 16, 19317..
Application filed January 2, 1914. Serial No. 810,093.
To all whom it may concern Be it known that 1, WILLIAM G. SCHNEIDER, a citizen of the United States, residing at New York city, county of Queens, and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Lamp Holders, fully described and represented in the following specification and the accompanying drawings, forming a part of the same.
This invention relates to an improved lamp holder intended to be inserted in a timber, bank of dirt, or other surface, to temporarily support the lamp, the holder being particularly intended for use with small lamps, such as miners lamps which are ordinarily carried by being attached to the clothing or cap of the miner.
The object of the invention is to provide a simple, cheap and strong lamp holder so constructed that the lamp may be readily and conveniently inserted and removed therefrom.
With this and other objects not specifically referred to in view, the invention consists in a certain construction hereinafter described and fully pointed out.
Referring to the accompanying drawings, Figure 1 is a perspective view of a lamp holder constructed in accordance with the invention with a lamp in place therein. Fig. 2 is a plan view of the lamp holder.
Lamp holders constructed in accordance with the invention will consist of a single piece of spring wire, this wire being bent to form a bow handle comprising two members, marked 1 and 2 in the drawings. In the best constructions embodying the invention, the members will be crossed, as shown in Fig. 2. As illustrated, the member 2 is further bent to provide a socket, as 3, and a supporting prong, as 4, the junction between the socket and the prong being indicated at 5. In the best constructions embodying the invention, this junction or shoulder will be rounded, as indicated. The prong is provided with a sharpened end, indicated at 6, this end being of such angular shape as to prevent the support from turning under the weight of the lamp when the point is stuck into a timber or ore bank. The member 1 is provided with a bearing end, indicated at 7 which, in the best constructions embodying the invention, will be rounded as shown. his end is located at a suficient distance from the junction or shoulder 5 to form a throat which is less in extent than the diameter of the lamp with which the support is to be used. WVhen the lamp is inserted in the holder, therefore, it is forced through the throat, the rounded end 7 and the rounded shoulder or junction piece facilitating the movement of the lamp into the support.
With this construction the lamp holder may be made of strong and comparatively heavy and stiff Wire, and yet the lamp can be inserted without undue efiort on the part of the operator, because the lamp itself serves to spring back the bearing member as it moves into and out of position. It is unnecessary, therefore, to use any great amount of force in springing the bearing end back to permit the lamp to pass into the holder, as the lamp itself largely, if not entirely, effects the backward movement of the bearing end which permits the lamp to slip into the holder. It will be observed that the support is exceedingly simple and, therefore, cheap in construction, and that the bow not only serves as a handle but enables the support to be hung up on any convenient projection.
What is claimed is:
1. A lamp holder consisting of a single piece of spring wire bent to form a bow projecting beyond the lamp when in position and dimensioned to provide a handle by which the holder and lamp may be carried, said bow comprising a pair of spring members one of which is formed to provide a part of a lamp socket and a supporting prong, and the other of which completes the socket and has a rounded bearing end located at a sufficient distance from the junction between the socket and the prong to form a throat through which the lamp may be forced into the socket against the tension of the bearing end and held therein by the spring of the members.
2. A lamp holder comprising a single piece of spring wire bent to form a bow handle comprising a pair of crossed spring members, one member being formed to provide a lamp socket and a supporting prong, the junction between the two being rounded, and the other member forming a part of the socket and having a rounded bearing end my hand, in the presence of two subscribing Wh1ch 1s located at a sufficient distance from witnesses. the junction between the socket and the prong to form a, throat through which the WILLIAM SCHNEIDER lamp may be forced into the socket against Vitnesses: the tension of the bearing end. A. WHITE,
In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set J- F- DONOVAN.
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